Church Messenger Pre-Registration


Becoming a Church Messenger

The Annual Meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention consists of representatives, or "messengers," as they are called, from cooperating churches, who gather to confer and determine the programs, policies, and budget of the Convention. Each church may be represented by up to 12 messengers, depending on church size and Cooperative Program giving amounts, ensuring equal accessibility for small and large congregations alike.

Members interested in becoming messengers should contact their pastors for information on the appropriate process of approval applicable in their church.

Pre-register your church messengers for the 2021 SBC Annual Meeting

How does it work?

  1. When you pre-register your church messengers, each messenger gets a unique 8 digit "Registration code."

  2. Print the messenger registration sheets and give them to your church messengers. They must bring the sheets with them to the meeting to check in.

  3. Each individual messenger will present his/her individual registration card. After validation, he/she will be given a ballot and name tag.

Step 1:

To pre-register, you will need your church’s SBC ID# and your church’s giving totals from the 2020 fiscal year. You cannot pre-register without this information. Please have this before continuing.
Your SBC ID# is a 7-digit number that can be found on your Annual Church Profile or by contacting your state convention office.

If you are not attending the convention as a messenger from your church and would still like to attend the 2021 SBC Annual Meeting, click here for GUEST Registration.